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Head Over Heels

created and published by Ocean in 1987, running on ZX Spectrum
type: puzzle, action/reflex, maze
genre: Knight Lore-like
perspective: bird's-eye (axonometric)
player options: single player
languages: eng
4.4/5

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Personal review
After Knight Lore, there were a hundred isometric 3D arcade adventure puzzle games, but this is undeniably the peak of the genre. It's quite possible that this game represents the peak of the game designer's art full stop, it was monstrously cute and gorgeous-looking. Head Over Heels toyed with the player's emotions as he struggled to join up the two independent heroes, only to have the joy of success cruelly shattered by another problem which could only be solved by splitting them up again. Mind-wrenchingly devious but always tantalisingly solvable, this is so addictive it hurts.
# 2004-05-11 09:17:02
Technical specs
additional hardware: Keyboard, Spectrum 128K enhanced,
display: raster
Authors / Staff

coding

Bernie Drummond (program)
Jon Ritman (program)

audio

Guy Stephens (music)
External reviews (10) - average: 90.3% - median: 91.5%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de131987-069/1275%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk1041990-0793/10093%
Crashuk391987-0497/10097%
Crashuk791990-0889/10089%
Sinclair User 1-63uk621987-055/5100%
Sinclair User 76-134uk1011990-0789/10089%
The Games Machineuk331990-0897/10097%
Tilt 39-113fr471987-1115/2075%
Your Sinclair 1-40uk181987-069/1090%
Your Sinclair 41-93uk561990-0898/10098%
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